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JUNE 22, 2011 THE PRESS PAGE 5 Polar holds annual meetEng PARK RIVER, N.D. -- PARK RIVER - June 14, 2011 - The Annual Members Meeting of Polar Communications was held on Thursday, June 9, 2011. A total of 277 members registered during the meeting. Members and guests were served a meal prior to the meeting. Dan Stenvold, Mayor of Park River, welcomed the attendees to Park River, Pastor Byron Cox gave the invocation, and Randy Richards of Representative Berg's office and Tom Brusegaard of Senator Hoeven's office addressed the membership. President Ron Steinke conducted the meeting. General Manager/CEO David Dunning and President Ron Steinke gave a joint presentation to the members. Three directors were re-elected to Polar's board of directors. Beverly Jensen of Drayton will represent l)istrict 1; Eric "Ike" Meberg of Park River will represent District 2; and Loft Dahl of Lakota will represent District 3. All three directors will serve a three-year term. The 2011 .John G. Waiters Scholarships were presented to the following: Bryce Karel of Cavalier; Brittany Estad of Crystal; Jared Mack of Cavalier; and Thomas Shephard of Crystal. Jalen Burchill of Arthur was not present to receive his scholarship. Polar Communications presented the Business of The Yea/" Award to Louise Dryburgh of First Care Health Center, located in Park River, North Dakota. Secretary-Treasurer Peter "Kelly" McKenzie reported to the members. Several prize drawings were held throughout the meeting: Area schools release election results WALSH COUNTY, N.D. -- Election results for Adams School District #128 have been released. Incumbent Julie Skorheim received 18 votes. Incumbent Rick Lee received 18 votes. # Julie and Rick will each serve a 3-year term as a school board member for the Adams Public School District # 128. The issue of publishing the minutes of the school board in the Adams Standard passed by a vote ofl0to8. Election results for Edmore School District #2 also have been released. Incumbent Doug Freije received 17 votes. Incumbent Audrey Lorenze received 15 votes. Write-in Jamie Nienhuis received 2 votes. Doug and Audrey will each serve a 3-year term as a school board member for the Edmore Public School District #2. The issue of publishing the minutes of the school board in the Edmore Herald passed by a vote of 17to 1. Valley-Edinburg Public School #118 Election Results were released by Business Manager A. Eileen Rinde June 14, 2011. Valley -3 year term results are as follows: Dan Johnson 104 Votes Larry McCollum 102 Votes Loren Estad 3 Votes-write in Bemie Kringstad 1 Vote -write in Edinburg-3 year term are as follows: Janne Myrdal 128 Votes Sheila Laxdal 85 Votes Brad Samdahl 2 Votes-write in To publish minutes 160 voted for publishing, against publishing 56. Minutes will be published. Above: L to R Sami Blixt, Seth Helgeson, dessica Johnson, dosie Markusen, Brooke Shirek, Courtney Shirek (Photos: Submitted) Area Students compete in Piano Guild Auditions PARK RIVER, N.D. -- Area students have recently completed Piano Guild Auditions in Grand Forks. Sami Blixt is the 8th grade daughter of Cody and Mary Christenson of Park River. Seth Helgeson is the 8th grade son of Mark and Dori Helgeson of Park River. Jessica Johnson is the 7th grade daughter of Russell and Barb Johnson of Park River. Josie Markusen is the 5th grade daughter of Jon and Shannon Markusen of Park River. Brooke Shirek is the 3rd grade daughter of Tom and Tara Shirek of Adams. Courtney Shirek is the 5th grade daughter of Tom and Tara Slfirek of Adams. Each of the six students earfied their National Certificate on their Audition often memorized pieces. They are piano tudents of Sheryl Kjelland. LATE-LATE FROM PAGE 1 parade, music by the Park River and Mountain bands, and of course, fireworks. Around mid- month it was announced that "the birdmarf' would arrive a few day s early for fine tuning of his "aeroplane". The plane was constructed in Grand Forks by Wright and McGoey, and was patterned after the Farman biplane, a standard type of French flying machine. The program for the big day included: Sunrise A 100-gun salute. / 1:00 races on main street 2:00 Park River-Minto baseball game up at the fairgrounds. Purse: $100 4:00-6:00 "Aeroplane" flying exhibition at the fairgrounds 4:30 Horseracing,. including "Gentlemen's hitch", "Slow race"; and a "Free-for-all" trot or pace, which had the biggest purse of the day, $25 6:30 Park River-Langdon baseball game. Purse: $100 10:00 Fireworks display There will also be Bowery dances, shows, and street perfon'aances in the city and at Lalier's Park, throughout the afternoon and evening. The Northern Pacific train from the Concrete-Edinburg line has been given permission to go to Park River on the Fourth. The train will leave Edinburg for Park River at 8:00 a.ln., and will rejum at 11:00. And for further entertainment Dave Johnson announced tlaat he has booked the Wilkins Concert Co. and the Cockatoo Circus for June 22. In mid-month Dan Bergsman's car arrived from Adams with nine young women crowded into it. The journey was a rapid one, covering the distance in 35 minutes. Mr. Lalier's park on the river opened in May, and' (despite the possibility of immoral behavior in rented boats) it attracted church groups for picnics, including the entire primary section of the Presbyterian Sunday School. A vehicle called a "Kissel Kar" was popular. Vivian Birder and a couple friends took the train to Grand Forks, and then drove back in his new Kissel Kar. The same week Jessie Lord's father, Banker Lord, took her to Grand Forks in his "Kissel Kar" so she could take the train to Seattle. Dylan, Sadie, Tony, Braelyn, and Loretta take a family photo with SpongeBob SquarePants. (Photo: Submitted) MAKE-A-WISH FROM PAGE 1 Make-A-Wish Foundation, according to their website, began in 1980 when a 7-year-old Phoenix, Arizona boy with leukemia wanted to be a police officer. After a group of officers from the Arizona Department of Public Safety granted his wish by giving him a custom-made unifoma, helmet, badge and even a helicopter ride, the group tbrmed the organization, which would grant the special wishes 0fother children. Since the first wish to have a VCR and videos in 1985, the North Dakota chapter has grained nearly 600 wishes. On average they grant over 30 wishes a year with wishes falling into four categories: I wish to have, I wish to be, I wish to go andI wish to meet. For these kids and their families this is the opporttmity of a lifetime made with memories that will last forever. g Start;-,or ':renew" you r ':" I PARK RIVER HEART & SOLE 5K RUN/WALK July 4, 201 I - 8:00 a.m. WOWz (Wellness Outreach Without Walls) Network will host a Heart & Sole 5K Run/Walk on July 4, 2011 at 8 a.m. on the West Park River Bike Path, which is located directly west of Park River, ND on Highway 17. Race-day registration begins at 7 a.m. with the race starting at 8 a.m. Pre-registration is encouraged! The pre-registration fee for adults (includes ages 13 and up) is $10 and $12 the day of the race. For children ages 12 and under the pre-registration cost is $5 and $7 the day of the race. Pre-registration deadline is Friday. June 24. Registration forms and checks, made outdo First Care Health Center, can be mailed to Jenna Markusen, WOW, Network, First (_'are Health Center. PO Box l, Park River, ND, 58270. All ages are welcome to participate in the 5K, but no pets, skateboards, rollerblades or bicycles are allowed on the course. The course will provide a water station to keep runners and walkers well hydrated. For more information on the Heart & Sole 5K Run/Walk, please call Jenna Markusen at (701) 284-4611 or email at Check the City of Park River's print an online registration form and for more information about Park River's 201 t 4th of July Celebration! Name .................................. Address ................................. City ST __ Zip __ Phone Email Re Awas (Run Only): Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers in each age category. Categories for the Run: Male & Female Divisions Ages 12 and under Ages 30 thru 39 Ages t 3 thru 19 Ages 40 thru 49 Ages 20 thru 29 Ages 50 and up Park River Heart g Sole 5K Iun/Walk Entry Form - Age as of Jub 4, 2011 ................. DMale El Female I know that a road race is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and run unless I am medically able and properly trained, tleart & Sale 5K Rua'Walk spore, ors and volunteers are not responsible for any injuries that m,ay occur during the tteart & Sole 5K Rm.Walk race. Photo Corona Pmlt, I hereb) grmt and  Hean& ,%le 5K Rurd'a sponsors  use and release the pants md digital liles of me and aicles fitlen abets ne  a result o f m interde with ttean & SOle 5K Rm'Wa sportso l  lhese images and files Jl| be used on h- lix Hean &  5K R'W   d   f . I have read the above I,iabili' Release & Waier and Photo Consent Permission ptlrageaphs and understand. ElAduh ($10) ,ges 13 & Up n'Youth ($5) Ages 12 & Under Pre-registration deadline: Friday. June 24 Signature Race-day registration prices: $12 Adult & $7 Youth I Make check payable to: First Care Health ('enter Guardian Signature (minoO Mail to: Jentta Markasea, WOWz Network First Care Health Center PO Box i, Park River, ND 58270 Everyone has the right to breathe smoke-free air. Secondlland i@ ddty. 49,400 Americans de from,on(lhand me every year Exposure to secormlhand smoke nc{eases the risk of lung cancer, hear attack and other serious illnesses, There is no safe leve of expotre North Dkl rs ar exernpl from secondhand moke laws. Thgr omploye have no proteclion. Workers in a Snoke-fill environment have no choE:e but tO breathe smoky air iil wilh toxin chemicals an d carcic, gens Cdng amoke-fte works. A ecent report by the ]nstiule Of Medicine fourl that sn'ioke.'ee |lws preverfl erl tack$ and tBt even brie] exposure to secordhar(I smoke cart irrease rstk for heart aack. Let's clear the air. All our workers deserve protection from secondhand smoke. For mote information, go to B eatheND SvrCi kives bvr,;l t,7,o'ey with R, te, asure 3.